KANSAS, Mo. --- Whitworth junior Kyle Roach has been named to the NABC All-America First Team, the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) announced Thursday morning. The 2018 NABC Coaches’ Division III All-America teams were selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC in NCAA Division III. The student-athletes selected represent the most outstanding basketball players across America in their division.
Roach was also awarded First Team All-West Region honoree by D3hoops.com. The two accolades came on the heels of Roach's selection as the NCAA Division III West Region Player of the Year, also by the NABC.
Roach is the fourth Pirate player under head coach Matt Logie to earn NABC All-America recognition, and also the first one to be a first team honoree since Michael Taylor was the NABC Division III Player of the Year in 2011.
2018 NABC COACHES’ DIVISION III ALL-AMERICA FIRST TEAM
Nate Axelrod, Ohio Wesleyan, 5-7, Senior, Guard, Dublin, Ohio
Tarchee Brown, Eastern Connecticut, 6-3, Senior Guard, Rockville. Conn.
Robert Duax, UW Platteville, 6-4, Junior, Guard/Forward, Dubuque, Iowa
Tyheim Monroe, Cabrini, 6-6, Senior, Forward, Philadelphia, Pa.
Aaron McFarland, Christopher Newport, 6-0, Senior, Guard, Richmond, Va.
Jonathan Patron, SUNY Plattsburgh, 6-4, Junior, Forward, Huntington, N.Y.
Kyle Roach, Whitworth, 6-5, Junior, Forward, Marinwood, Calif.
Caleb Thomasson, Sul Ross, 6-7, Senior, Forward, Ackerly, Texas
2018 NABC COACHES’ DIVISION III ALL-AMERICA SECOND TEAM
Chimaechi Ekekeugbor, Baruch, 6-5, Senior, Matawan, N.J.
Aston Francis, Wheaton, 6-1, Junior, Guard, Tyler, Texas
Edvinas Rupkus, Skidmore, 6-4, Junior, Guard, Naujoji Akmene, Lithuania
Ryan Bruns, Ohio Northern, 6-8, Junior, Center, Chickasaw, Ohio
Brandon Federici, Franklin and Marshall, 6-4, Senior, Guard, Morganville, N.J.
James Heskett, Williams, 6-8, Junior, Forward, Cincinnati, Ohio
Josh Freund, Roanoke, 6-6, Junior, Forward, Charlotte, N.C.
Collin Olmscheid, Augsburg, 6-8, Senior, Buffalo, Minn.
2018 NABC COACHES’ DIVISION III ALL-AMERICA THIRD TEAM
Jalen Adams, Olivet, 6-5, Senior, Guard, Saginaw, Mich.
Keenan Gumbs, Schreiner, 6-5, Senior, Guard, Cibolo, Texas
Jay Howard, Catholic, 6-4, Senior, Forward, Pennsauken, N.J.
Jake Ross, Springfield, 6-4, Sophomore, Guard, Northampton, Mass.
Andrew Sanders, Washington U. in St. Louis, 6-5, Senior, Forward, Tampa, Fla.
Michael Scarlett, Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, 6-4, Senior, Guard, Irvine, Calif.
Tyler Stenglein, Nazareth, 6-3, Senior, Guard, Rochester, N.Y.
Sam Toney, New Jersey City, 6-4, Sophomore, Forward, Plainfield, N.J.